Beyond Curious ™ (formerly 7-Figure Millennials)
#120: The 94 Year-Old Legend Who INVENTED The Cell Phone… w/ Marty Cooper
February 7, 2023
Today you get to meet a man who changed the world. In 1973, Marty Cooper was the man that invented the cell phone. Yes, it sounds impressive as is… But what you probably DON’T know is just how crazy the story is behind the invention. Here’s a teaser: 1. Back in the 70s, AT&T proposed a plan to be the sole provider of cellular. 2. The FCC was about to give it to them— UNLESS Motorola (who Marty worked for) could change their minds. Here’s what happened next (direct quote from Marty’s book): “To preserve the viability of Motorola—and to save the future of communications from the chokehold of a monopoly—we needed to do something truly dazzling. Something far beyond a basic land mobile demonstration. What could we possibly do to stave off AT&T’s takeover of cellular? Then it hit me. We needed to make a phone call.” In this episode, you’ll get to hear the tale from the legend himself… and how he actually ended up creating the cell phone over a period of only three months. If you want to learn how to create an impact from a man who changed the world, this episode is for you! To find out more information about Marty Cooper, visit